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Flying to the Sun

A History of Britain's Holiday Airlines

By (author) Charles Woodley
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 3rd Mar 2016
Dimensions: w 155mm h 229mm d 15mm
Weight: 405g
ISBN-10: 0750956607
ISBN-13: 9780750956604
Barcode No: 9780750956604
Synopsis
The end of the Second World War not only brought peace to a war-weary population but also delivered a plethora of surplus transport aircraft, crew and engineers, which could be easily and cheaply repurposed to `lift' the mood of the British population. The dream of sun-drenched beaches in exotic places suddenly became a reality for thousands of pioneering tourists taking advantage of the air-travel revolution of the 1950s. From their humble beginnings flying holidaymakers to campsites in Corsica in war-surplus Dakota aircraft to today's flights across the globe in wide-bodied Airbuses, Flying To The Sun narrates the development of Britain's love-hate relationship with holiday charter airlines. Whilst many readers today will be more familiar with names like Ryanair and Easyjet than Clarksons or Dan-Air, this charming book serves as a fond reminder of those enterprising airlines and companies that ushered a new age of travel.

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